We’ve all heard the saying that it’s easy to miss something that’s right in front of your nose.
Well, it’s literally true. Every human has a blind spot that can make a dot disappear right before our eyes. But that’s not what this blog post is about.
In the lead up to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, there have been a slew of articles telling us what we can do to help solve the climate crisis.
The New York Times says fly less, drive less and waste less. Which is good advice.
A new study by Lund University agrees that people should avoid planes and cars, adding having less kids and eating less meat to the carbon reduction equation.
It’s essential that individuals take responsibility for their own actions, and the lifestyle recommendations are a good place to start for people who care about their carbon footprint.
But is there something right in front of us that all these reports are missing?
Here’s the thing. The fossil fuel industry is the largest contributor to climate change, hands down.
A recent report shows that just 100 companies are responsible for dumping more than 70% of the global warming gasses into our atmosphere since 1988.
These companies have spent billions funding climate denial campaigns. They’ve muddied the waters so they can keep using the sky as their sewer.
But that’s not the biggest dupe they’ve pulled.
While we march in the street, sign petitions and call our senators, they’re laughing all the way to the bank with our money.
That’s right. Chances are you’re investing in a bunch of the dirty companies driving global warming.
Through your super.
Switching to fossil free super is one of the most powerful climate actions we can all take.
Let’s stop investing in fossil fuels. Instead, we can use that money to grow the clean energy revolution.
When you add it all up, Australians collectively have over $2 trillion in our super. It’s building the world we live in. Too much of it is invested in dying industries like coal, oil and gas.
Imagine if only a small amount of people woke up to this fact. Image the power of just some of that money being moved out of pollution and into climate solutions.
Future Super is Australia’s first fossil fuel free super fund. We know that for the world to have a chance of keeping warming below 2 degrees, we have to be at net zero emissions by 2050. That means fossil fuels have to go.
If you want a safe climate future, invest in it.
Do something real. Do something powerful. Dump fossil fuels.
Thousands of Australians have already joined us, moving a quarter of a billion dollars out of the super funds investing in big polluters.
It takes literally 2 minutes to fill out an online form and say goodbye to coal, oil and gas. If you don’t know where you super is, don’t worry. We’ll find it for you and help you rescue it from the funds exposing your future to fossil fuels.
This action is called ‘divestment’, and even former oil barons have seen the light.
So if you’re serious about reducing your carbon footprint, by all means eat less meat, drive less, fly less. But don’t undo all that good work by letting your super fund fossil fuels.
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